Phobias

Treating Phobias with Hypnotherapy

Have you ever wanted to do something profoundly, but you simply couldn’t? It’s like your body says yes, but your mind won’t let you move. These are some of the feelings that come with phobias. These mental hindrances limit the activities we can perform, but what if I told you that you could break through these mental hindrances? With my Hypnotherapy sessions open to individuals on the Gold Coast, you could work through your phobias and live life to its fullest.

A Phobia can be described as a persistent and irrational fear or dread of performing an activity or object when individuals have any phobia express a strong desire to avoid a specific situation, activity, or object. A Phobic response to a stimulus is a learned response, which can be dealt with and managed with Visualife Recreations Hypnotherapy hypnosis service on the Gold coast.

Surprisingly, we aren’t born with any particular phobias, but we develop them as we grow, and they affect us differently. To some individuals, phobias can be paralyzing, and in others, it can kickstart high levels of anxiety. Phobias can exist in the lives of people who would otherwise be mentally and emotionally stable.

Understanding phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. Many times, you will feel the symptoms when you come in contact with the phobia, but for some people, the symptoms can arise just by thinking about it. When you find the source of your phobia, you can feel incredibly scared, nervous, and anxious. You may also experience physical symptoms of fear and anxiety, such as:

  • Dizziness 
  • Sweat
  • Fast heartbeat 
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache

If the source of your phobia is something you don’t come into contact with often, that phobia may not interfere with your daily life. If it’s something that you are likely to come in contact with on a day-to-day basis, your phobia may have a bigger impact on your life.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Clinical Hypnotherapy on the Gold Coast has been used extensively to treat Phobias and anxiety disorders successfully. A hypnotherapist may use some of the following techniques when treating phobias and anxiety disorders; hypnoanalysis, systematic desensitization, direct suggestion, and some NLP techniques. Often, a combination of these may be necessary during a hypnosis session. This depends upon the individual needs of the sufferer and the degree in which the phobia affects them.

Sometimes a person may develop a phobia about a specific object; however, the actual underlying fear relates to a different situation. An example of this could be that a person does not like their workplace. 

Anxiety begins to build up, and then they may attach this anxiety to driving cars because travelling by car is their only form of transport to work. The hypnotherapist can help uncover the primary source of the fear using clinical hypnosis and appropriate therapeutic techniques. By reprogramming the subconscious mind with appropriate suggestions, the fear can diminish, and the person learns to respond to the stimulus more rationally and calmly. Sometimes just the realization of what the source of the fear is, and how it came about, is enough to bring about a positive change for the person.

Three main classifications for Phobias

Causes of Phobias

Phobias are strictly a matter of the mind, but they rarely have a single cause. When developing a certain phobia, there could be several factors involved. Phobias could be developed due to a traumatic event or a bad experience that makes the brain want to protect the body from such experiences in the future. Phobias could also be a learned response. Genetics and mental health conditions also influence the type and degree of phobias an individual develops. 

Most people that have a phobia will usually recognize their fear or phobia as being unrealistic or irrational. However, they still find themselves unable to face or confront it. When a person with a phobia actually encounters or even thinks about being in the presence of the object or situation that he/she fears, he/she experiences immediate anxiety. 

Classic physical symptoms of a phobic response are a racing heart, trembling, excess sweating, shortness of breath, maybe some chest or abdominal discomfort, and emotionally there can be an intense fear of losing control, maybe a feeling like they are going to faint, and fear of total embarrassment. 

Many people that have a phobia will tend to build their whole life around it. When this limits a person’s ability to enjoy life, it is time to seek professional help. You can get professional hypnosis treatment on the Gold Coast when you visit Visualife Recreations Hypnotherapy. It’s time to work on those fears and live your life the way you want to, and do what you want to without that choking fear. 

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